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Celebration honours African Australians

August 29, 2012 by

The Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Kate Lundy, presented the inaugural African Australian National Awards at a ceremony at the Sydney Opera House on 25/08/2012.

The awards recognise the artistic, sporting, economic political and community contributions of the African community to Australian society.

“These awards are a wonderful tribute to the African Australian community who have contributed to Australia’s success and prosperity over generations,” Senator Lundy said.

“The African community has enriched and enhanced the Australian community and it’s fitting that these awards are a celebration of our unique diversity.

“The awards recognise African Australians across a wide spectrum, from sports, medicine, law, entertainment, business and the community.

“Their achievements inspire and motivate others, but they are also shared and experienced by the entire community.

“It was a privilege to present the awards today and I commend all those involved with the organisation of this wonderful event at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

“I’m sure that the awards will be an enduring celebration that will continue to honour and recognise the contribution of the African community to Australia.”

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